Financial Director (CASA / Planning / Commercial) – Cape Town, South Africa

Southern Africa
Posted 3 months ago

Reference No. FDDS

Financial Director (CASA / Planning / Commercial) – Cape Town, South Africa

Reference Number: FDDS

Job Description:

Our client in the commercial space is seeking to employ a Financial Director to lead the Finance Function of the Sub Saharan Africa division. A detail-oriented, hands-on leader with outstanding leadership and coaching skills is required for this role.


  • Management of Finance Team
  • Direct and control finance staff to ensure that they are appropriately motivated and developed so that they carry out their responsibilities to the required standard. This consists of 6 direct reports and a total of 19 Finance colleagues and 40 Accounts Receivable colleagues.
  • Monthly Reporting & Business Performance

    • Oversee and ensure Group monthly reporting is completed accurately and on time.
    • Monitor business performance and provide strategic and financial guidance to ensure that the company’s financial commitments are met.
    • Contribute to the achievement of the company’s business objectives by providing advice and guidance on financial strategy.
    • Presents financial reports to executives, board members, investors, and other stakeholders.

  • Cash & Treasury Management

    • Support the Accounts receivable function across the SSA region to ensure optimal and consistent performance to deliver the cash collections and DSO targets (country & branch)
    • Oversee all treasury activities and compliance with Group Treasury policy including the opening of new bank accounts across SSA , supplier payments, obtaining bank guarantees and ensuring that internal controls are being adhered to
    • Managing all Reserve bank approvals across SSA pertaining to intercompany payments, dividend payments and loan funding arrangements where required

  • Budgeting

    • Operate the annual budgeting and monthly forecasting processes and deliver high quality management information to ensure a clear understanding of the profitability and business performance. In particular ensure that the AOP  process is well communicated and defined. Provide detailed analysis on Budget inputs and outputs.

  • BEE Certification

    • Act as subject matter expert ensuring effective engagement with the B-BBEE verification agency to ensure that the BEE audit is managed seamlessly
    • Develop BEE strategy in Finance related areas of the B-BBEE Scorecard (Ownership, Enterprise & Supplier development and Socio Economic development). It would be advantageous for one to understand the B-BBEE Management Control and Skills Development elements.

  • Audit & Control

    • Take responsibility for ensuring that the financial processes, systems and controls are operating effectively.
    • Preparation and review of external reporting material and ensure all statutory regulations complied with.
    • Manage the annual audit process with external auditors and ensure no material control weaknesses
    • Manage any internal audits, instructed by the Group and ensure action plans are put in place and followed through for any issues that arise.

  • Company Secretarial

    • Manage the Company secretarial function for the legal entities operating in South Africa, Lesotho, Swaziland, Mozambique and Malawi ensuring that the Company’s Act legislation is adhered to 
    • Drafting of board minutes and resolutions as required
    • Member of the Social & Ethics Committee and acting as custodian of this function

  • Taxation

    • Manage the overall tax compliance across South Africa, Lesotho, Swaziland, Mozambique and Malawi relating Corporate Tax, PAYE, VAT and WHT.

  • Procurement

    • Supporting the Procurement Manager to identify and deliver cost saving initiatives
    • Provide support and guidance regarding procurement of vehicle fleet and the Fleet management function with the assistance from outsourced Fleet Administrator
    • Provide support on centralised stock procurement, including approval of orders and ensuring that due consideration is given to cash flow
    • Support the Procurement Manager with regards to property lease negotiations, lease agreements reviews and approvals (including Investment Committee approvals)

  • Mergers and Acquisitions

    • Act as Finance subject matter expert on the M&A project team ensuring the successful integration of any newly acquired legal entities with a focus on system integration, financial controls setup, legal compliance and property integration
    • Acting as the legal custodian to support the business on all legal related matters, including customer contract reviews and legal reporting responsibility to the UK
    • Acting as a Company representative on the RISA Pension Fund Management Committee
    • Meets deadlines in a fast-paced work environment.


  • Tertiary Qualification
  • Minimum CA (SA) qualification
  • Minimum of 10 + years’ experience

If you wish to apply for the position, please send your CV to Dylan Smuts at


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Dylan Smuts

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CA Global Finance


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